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What to see in Maui

Maui Attractions

Maui is one of the most popular islands in Hawaii for tourists thanks to its famous beaches, commanding volcanoes, lush jungles, and idyllic waterfalls. Encompassing all that travellers dream of in a Hawaiian getaway, the island offers no shortage of things to see and do.

Hiking is a popular activity on Maui, and there are a number of excellent trails in Iao Valley State Monument and Haleakala National Park. Makawao State forest also offers good trails for both hiking and mountain biking. Another way to enjoy the trails is be horseback, with guided tours available from Maui Stables.

Hana Highway is a great way to see the island, offering spectacular views and stopping points like the Garden of Eden arboretum and Wainapanapa State Park. Adrenaline junkies will be sure to try the Piiholo Ranch Zipline, soaring up to 600 feet (183m) above the tree canopy.

It's no surprise that many of Maui's best activities happen in or near the water. Snorkelling in 'Turtle Town' south of Wailea offers the chance to see tropical fish, coral reefs, and of course sea turtles; other great dive spots include Ulua Beach, and the cove south of Black Rock.

Canoeing and kayaking are also fun ways to pass the time in Maui, or visitors can take a sunset cruise to look for whales and dolphins. Whatever the preference, there is always something to do in Maui.

Baldwin Home Museum

One of Lahaina's best preserved 19th-century landmarks, the house in Front Street built by Rev Dwight Baldwin in 1834, stands now as the oldest house in Maui. Baldwin was a missionary who…

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Haleakala National Park

The Haleakala National Park extends from the summit of the volcano down into the crater, then across the volcano's southeast slopes to Maui's east coast beyond the town of Hana. The main…

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Hana Highway

No visit to Maui is complete without hitting the highway - the Hana Highway, that is - that runs for about 50 miles (81km) between Kailua and Hana on the northeastern coast of the island.…

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Maui Ocean Centre

The Maui Ocean Centre is an unrivalled aquatic experience and the largest tropical reef aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. The Centre is located in oceanfront Ma'alaea Village off the Honoapiilani…

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